School-based Youth Health Service

The School-based Youth Health Service is delivered in partnership with Education Queensland to address the health and wellbeing of the young people and the school communities in Brisbane state secondary schools.

School-based youth health nurses provide:

  • Individual health consultations with assessment, support, health information and referral options related to:
  • Healthy eating and exercise
  • Relationships
  • Personal and family problems
  • Feeling sad, worried and angry
  • Sexual health
  • Smoking, alcohol and other drugs
  • Growth and development
  • Promoting health and wellbeing with a “whole school approach” to support the development of healthy school environments.
  • Making recommendations on health resources to support curriculum, teaching and learning activities in schools.

The school-based youth health nurse does not provide medical treatments, first aid, medications, physical examinations, or ongoing counseling.

Referral information

Parents or young people can self-refer or a referral can be made by a health professional or school staff.

Contact your state secondary school office to enquire how an appointment is made.

It is a voluntary confidential service for young people.

Contact us

t: 07 3310 7755

Useful information

Find contact details for your school via the Education Queensland school search.